I don't know if this has made the news or not:
A cousin of mine flew LGW
yesterday with Aerolíneas Argentinas, arriving early this morning in Buenos Aires. Upon arriving she called to let me know she had arrived safely, but that on the MAD
sector, a middle-aged English passenger died in the middle of the night, shortly after lights-out.
He was flying in the Club Condor section, in the forward cabin of the 747-400, with his wife. Apparently, they had been flying to Buenos Aires for an art exhibition and, according to my cousin, he looked in perfectly good health prior to and in the early stages of the flight.
The plane, flying Flight AR
1133 pressed on to its destination without making an emergency landing. He was moved to the back of the cabin, and his widowed wife will have to complete necessary paperwork in Buenos Aires before returning him to England for burial.
This is very sad news. May he rest in eternal peace.
By the way, do all passengers who die of "natural causes" on commercial flights make the news, or only some? Just that I've heard of very few.